Lose printer after RDP

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I have a workstation in a workgroup. Every time I connect to the workstation using RDP the printer disappears. The printer is network connected. I need to reinstall it or run a system restore to get it back.
What could be causing this?
How can I fix this?
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Have you tried installing it as a local printer using a TCP/IP port? That usually does the trick.

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No, I didn't do that. I will give it a try.
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If that doesn't work, you can try sharing your printer then mapping an LPT port to point at your printer so RDP will think you're using a printer connected to a parallel port.
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Here's an article with some other approaches that you can take as well: http://help.lockergnome.com/windows/Remote-Desktop-Printer-Redirection--ftopict537075.html

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great, thanks!!

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